Walter Newton was born in 1981 in Glasgow.

He remained there for the next 21 years, attending the Glasgow School of Art before being lured to the bright lights of London and the Royal College of Art, where he met Russell Weekes and Sam Kerr, resulting in the formation of Lie-ins and Tigers.

Five years later, Walter moved to Birmingham, where he still lives and works, drawing pictures and sporadically animating for anyone that will let him near them.

He is represented by Debut Art.